Shoulder Pain Treatment

Upper body injuries can result of traumatic injury, overuse or poor biomechanics.

Upper Body Injuries

Modern day lifestyles could cause neck pain as a result of prolonged sitting, driving or lack of movement. Long periods of sitting can lead to a weakened posture and neck hyperextension, this could result in neck pain, stiffness and lack of movement. When assessing and treating someone with neck pain we also consider the effect their lifestyle may have on their posture and biomechanics.  

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Shoulder Symptoms

Shoulder Impingement

Symptoms:

Pinching within the shoulder joint

Pain moving arm in front of you or to the side, normally between 80 and 120 degrees

Sharp pain during overhead movements

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

When treating this injury a variety of treatments can be used, including soft tissue massage of structures surrounding the shoulder joint, joint mobilisations and acupuncture. Rehabilitation will aim to reduce sot tissue tightness and address any factors that could predispose the client to this injury such as addressing upper body posture.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

Rotator cuff tear

Symptoms:

Sudden onset of pain, normally linked with performing a certain movement

Inflammation around the area

Weakness of the muscle involves, one of the 4 rotator cuff muscles

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

Treatment is aimed at reducing pain and inflammation as a result of the tear, this can be achieved using a number of treatments such as acupuncture, ultrasound and soft tissue massage. Rehabilitation will be given to improve the joints movement and muscle strength.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist

Frozen shoulder
(Adhesive capsulitis)

Symptoms:

Painful Aching within the shoulder joint

Stiffness and restricted movement

Inflammation around the shoulder joint

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

The treatment aims are to improve mobility and decrease pain and inflammation, this can be done using the following treatment methods: soft tissue massage (focusing on the shoulder joint capsule and surrounding structures), acupuncture and joint mobilisations.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

AC joint sprain

Symptoms:

Sudden onset on pain at the time of injury, the mechanism of injury normally includes falling onto an outstretched hand or contact to the area.
Restricted movement after injury

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

When treating an ACJ sprain the aim of rehabilitation is to improve pain free movement and strength of the muscle surrounding the joint. During a treatment session a variety of treatments can be used including soft tissue massage, acupuncture and taping.

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